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My first Maple?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by HJsimpson, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. HJsimpson

    HJsimpson Burning Hunk

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    Morning everyone.

    Finally got around to getting this maple out this weekend after corn was picked. It came down almost 2 years agos during a winter storm.
    Can someone tell me what kind of maple it is? I can get some more pics of splits if needed.

    Thanks again. 2012-09-29_09-01-02_70.jpg 2012-09-29_11-09-45_469.jpg 2012-09-29_11-10-07_163.jpg

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  2. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    im no expert but im not sure thats maple...cant tell without pics of the splits..but id say hickory...looks like shagbark to me...those leaves couldnt have possibly come from that tree if its been down 2 years....another possiblity but hard to tell without seeing splits...would be white oak
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  3. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    we almost need a close-up of a cut round (end grain) and of a split to give you an answer. bark (from a distance like in the pictures) kinda looks like shagbark hickory. Did those leaves in your truck come from the tree you cut up?
  4. HJsimpson

    HJsimpson Burning Hunk

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    Here i a few more pics.
    The leaves came from the remaining part of the tree still standing. It split apart about 2 feet above the ground. 2012-10-14_08-28-45_788.jpg 2012-10-14_08-29-30_832.jpg 2012-10-14_08-29-44_163.jpg
  5. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    oh yeah hj -

    great pics there. i'd say defintely sugar maple.
  6. nrford

    nrford Minister of Fire

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    Hard Maple.
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    ^^^^Whatever he says.
  8. Brewmonster

    Brewmonster Burning Hunk

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    Yup, sugar maple.
  9. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv Minister of Fire

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    Yep hard sugar maple. Looked too shaggy to be maple but its maple
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    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Most definitely hard maple.
  11. HJsimpson

    HJsimpson Burning Hunk

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    Thats good news. I needed a little bit more of a variety.
    So next question, is this shoulder season wood like silver maple or better to save for the colder nights?

    Thanks again.
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    Prime stuff you have there. Save for winter.

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